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Who’s The Boss?

Posted by Sarah Williams on February 19, 2014 in Leadership |
who's the boss -- like a boss

We’ve had quite a bit of snow in NC this winter. Schools have been closed for several days and I’ve brought my kids with me to the office. I’m fortunate to work places that allow me that leeway and flexibility. I don’t take it for granted at all. A couple years ago, I brought my daughter to […]

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Crying e-Wolf — A Lesson in Email Etiquette

Posted by Sarah Williams on November 20, 2013 in Communication, Workplace Reputation |
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I once worked with a guy who marked every e-mail that he sent as urgent. Every. Single. Email. Every day. In his defense, he didn’t send very many e-mails. Maybe 1 or 2 each day … He said that was the reason he marked them as urgent — he didn’t want his few e-mails to […]

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It’s True! She’s Really Retiring!

Posted by Sarah Williams on September 25, 2013 in Guest Bloggers, HR Wisdom, Passion at Work, Recognition and Rewards, Workplace Reputation |
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After over 40 years as a Human Resources professional, my mother is retiring on September 30th. For real this time. My mom has always been my secret HR weapon. One of my very first and most popular posts ever was a summary of her advice (Read that HERE). Having mentors and colleagues is great — […]

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No New HR Friends

Posted by Sarah Williams on September 18, 2013 in Networking, Social Media |
no new HR friends

Here’s a couple things you should know about me: I’m ridiculously loyal to the people who I love and who love and support me. Fiercely and unfailingly. And so I’m selective in choosing who I define as “friend” I love taking supposedly cool,  hip-hop and pop-culture words/phrases and making them super corny by applying them […]

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What HR is to Me … Now

Posted by Sarah Williams on June 6, 2013 in Education and Learning, Leadership |
rise to the challenge

I’ve had a great month of guests to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of The Buzz on HR! Each one brought a fresh perspective and reminder for me on why I’m so devoted to this profession and its work. Thank you Julie Waddell for confirming again that HR’s duty is to balance business needs with employee rights/needs. […]

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